An American journalist in Russia, Alec Luhn, shared a photo of noodles and an egg to show how cold some parts of the country get in winter.

Taken in Novosibirsk, a city in the southwestern part of Siberia, the picture shows noodles and a cracked egg seemingly frozen in mid-air after the temperature dipped to -40 degrees in the region just a few days ago.

Pretty soon, people all over the country started posting brutal and beautiful photos too. From frosty forests to guys enjoying ice cream in shorts, here are some that have caught Bored Panda's attention!

#1

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로희
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9 months ago

You mean you had breakfast wearing invisible cloak?

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Yuliya Shipitsina, a woman from Novosibirsk who captured gorgeous frost on a window, also acknowledged that the weather leading up to New Year didn't bless the region with warmth. However, she told Bored Panda that the locals are used to it and aren't intimidated by it. "In cold weather, it is better to dress like a cabbage so that there are several layers of clothing. It will help to keep warm. But sometimes [you don't need anything at all]—if you go to a Russian sauna, the best option is the nearest snowdrift."

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"This is Siberia, baby!"

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Layla Corman
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8 months ago

I'm so happy that they look out for their fur babies like this!

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SUP Novosibirsk, a company that organizes stand-up paddleboard trips in the area, also shared a picture from the cold. In it, Santa can be seen surfing through the river. "Our winters are very cold, and in the last few days the temperature dropped to -42° C, which is rare even here," a company spokesperson told Bored Panda. "In such [conditions], it is dangerous to even inhale air with your lungs; you need to use special waterproof wetsuits and warm EVA boots. Of course, it's still very cold, but after 5 minutes of active rowing, it gets hot."

#3

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Shelli Aderman
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9 months ago

Nature’s fractals! 💕

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Most of Russia has a continental climate, with long, cold winters and brief summers. However, since the country is so huge, there is a wide range of summer and winter temperatures. January temperatures are in the range of 6°C (45 °F) on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea, but things up north can get pretty crazy. For example, in 1974, the record low temperature of -71°C (-96 °F) was recorded at the northeast Siberian village of Oymyakon, the lowest temperature in an inhabited region ever. In many areas of Siberia, the soil never thaws for more than a foot.

#4

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Jean Shultz
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9 months ago

This photo gives me a surreal feeling....absolutely beautiful!

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#5

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Lake Baikal, Siberia , Russia

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

Man, that is so beautiful that I would go there in a heartbeat. If there wasn't Covid. And if I had any money. And if I knew I wouldn't turn into a human popsicle the instant I set foot outside.

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#6

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

That's really gorgeous It doesn't look like it here, but I've seen cases where people did this kind of thing using boiling water. I know it seems really obvious to anyone with a brain, but DON'T DO IT THAT WAY.

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#7

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Julia Atkinson
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9 months ago

Someone needs to invite them inside for a nip of vodka and a warm in front of the fire

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#8

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"When you try hanging your clothes to dry at -40C"

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Ms.M.
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9 months ago

Those jeans are like "That's it, I'm out of here"

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#9

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"Terrifyingly beautiful -37C"

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

Sun? Fire? Wrath of a vengeful god?

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#10

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Woltax
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9 months ago

Whoaa 😳

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#11

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Adrian Brearley
Community Member
9 months ago

I agree Wow.

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#12

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

Man, I wish we had snow where I live. I know people who have it all the time can get tired of it, but sitting on the outside of the winter wonderlands makes me jealous.

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#13

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TJ Palmer
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9 months ago

Monument to the laboratory mouse. Commemorating the sacrifice of mice in genetic research.

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#14

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Marc
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9 months ago

That is nothing but beautiful! As I am a winter kind of person and I love snow, this is heaven to me.

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#15

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Cat
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9 months ago

Are they still alive...??!

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#16

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Adrian Brearley
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9 months ago

Mother nature doing her thing.

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#17

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Tee
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9 months ago

Santa! Wait don't leave! I still have cookies

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#18

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"Finally, my favorite frosts came to Siberia. Just right after heavy snowfall. This is the kind of winter I love, though you can't walk for a long time. The city is empty, although the New Year is on the nose. Probably because not every car will start in this cold.
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During these two days a dense frosty fog lay over the city. The temperature dropped to -42 degrees. See how it looks from above."

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Amanda Rossdale
Community Member
9 months ago

Incredibly beautiful!!

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#19

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Adrian Brearley
Community Member
9 months ago

Harsh weather makes some of the most beautiful images.

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#20

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-42 °C at Novosibirsk

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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9 months ago

My mind at first : OMG, THE SNOW IT'S COVERING THE HIGH BUILDINGS.

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#21

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"Walking the dog in -43C weather, such a pleasure"

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

I can't tell if the doggo is angry at the cold or pleased to be showing off his snazzy sweater.

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#22

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JamezyJamez
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9 months ago

It's like a scene from FARGO

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#23

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Demongrrrrl
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8 months ago

Reindeer said, "F*** no, it's too cold! You're on your own this year, Santa!"

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#24

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Members of a training club after cold-water dip in Lenin Square, in Novosibirsk

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chi-wei shen
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9 months ago

Tough guys.

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#25

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AnaV.pt
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8 months ago

Beautiful picture

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#26

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Demongrrrrl
Community Member
8 months ago

Can people get their cars to start when it gets this cold?

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#27

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Adrian Brearley
Community Member
9 months ago

Some people are just crazy, but they seem to love it good for them.

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#28

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Venom (in his Deadpool form)
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8 months ago

Thanks how to keep your noodles frozen without a freezer

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#29

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-42 °C at Novosibirsk

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Stacey Thompson
Community Member
9 months ago

I feel cold just looking at these pics 🥶

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#30

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-42 °C at Novosibirsk

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
9 months ago

That temperature is crazy, but I don't really see it in the picture, if you know what I mean.

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